I was approached this week via the website CSAhell.com to offer my opinion on the new paternity testing kits that are being made available across the UK by Boots. The kits will cost £29.99 to buy, and a further £129 to send off to the lab, and will prove (or disprove) the paternity of a child.
The idea of paternity testing kits being so readily available on the high street, much like pregnancy testing kits, is a significant worry for families as, through CSAhell.com, we have seen countless family units broken up over disputed parentage.
I gave my views on the subject on BBC Radio One’s Newsbeat, which you can read here, and appeared on Gabby Logan’s show on Radio Five Live yesterday. Here a short extract from the radio show where I explain my concerns to Gabby.